1964: Tony Abbott Arrives at Davidson


Tony Abbott headshot
1964: Tony Abbott Arrives at Davidson
Tony Abbott arrives at Davidson from Bates College, joining the English department in 1964 as the Charles A. Dana Professor of English Emeritus and remaining until his retirement in 2001. He is credited among other English professors for playing a large role in the development of creative writing classes. He specializes in drama and American Literature, meanwhile pursuing his own creative interests outside of his courses. Abbott is the author of seven books of poetry, two novels, and four books of literary criticism. Winner of the 2015 North Carolina Award for Literature, he is inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2020.
January 17, 1935
Death Date
October 3, 2020
August 1964
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